Pentagram 2008 Typographic Calendar


Kit Hinrichs has designed Pentagram’s 2008 Classic Typographic Calendar using twelve typefaces designed by typographer Matthew Carter. “I wanted to bring a new awareness of typographic design through this calendar,” said Hinrichs. “Typefaces are pervasive in our daily lives in everything we read and see around us and yet most people are oblivious of them or the circumstances in which they were created. We can gain a new perspective on our world by studying the origin of typefaces. I hope the calendar will encourage a new sensitivity to the importance of typeface usage and the work of Matthew Carter.”

The calendar is available in two sizes, a supersize 33-by-22 inch version suitable for wall hanging and a smaller 18-by-12 inch version appropriate for desk use. Both versions are available in the US and UK at The price of the supersize calendar is $36 and the smaller desk and wall calendar is $22. (Prices do not include shipping.)

(thank you michael b.)

5 Comments leave a comment below

  1. This makes me drool. Seriously, i need a towel.

  2. this site says they will only ship to the continental USA. do have any special info about buying in the UK?

  3. I wish I could pick one up. The whole Matthew Carter aspect isn’t helping it any. They used to ship to Canada…and now, they don’t.

  4. Very cool — really dig this. Will need to pick one up for our studio.

  5. I have this calendar and I love it… but I can’t help but chuckle at the fact that it’s for a leap year, which has 366 days — which makes the type illustration on the cover into a gigantic typo.

    I’m just sayin.